Sine Plambech is a Senior Researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) in Copenhagen. She conducts fieldwork in Nigeria, Thailand, Sicily and Denmark on human trafficking, undocumented migration and women’s migration. She is a former Visiting Professor at Barnard, Columbia University and currently leads the project ‘Women on the Move’ on women’s undocumented migration to Europe for Open Society Foundation. Based on her research she is behind six films, among them her latest Heartbound (2018) awarded by the American Anthropological Associations for Best Feature and the Royal Anthropological Institutes Richard Werbner Award. Follow her on Twitter @sineplambech.
Moving forward: life after trafficking
What happens after someone ‘stops’ being trafficked?
What happens after victims of trafficking return to Nigeria?
States are increasingly relying on ‘assisted voluntary return’ to control migration, but the way those programmes...
The Sexelance: red lights on wheels
A converted ambulance, the Sexelance is a mobile sex clinic offering harm reduction to the street sex workers of Copenhagen.
My body is my piece of land
Stories of migrant sex workers often cast human smugglers as the villains, yet the biggest evil many migrants face...
As refugees try to cross the Mediterranean Sea - women are more likely to drown.
Human smugglers roundtable: Sine Plambech
When happiness is a daughter in Europe, anti-trafficking policies don’t save you.